7.3 What is an effective decision? To improve decision making it is first important to have a clear idea of how we should judge an effective decision. While in this course we have suggested that decisions often stray from formal rationality, this does not always mean those decisions are less effective. Sometimes it is smart to take mental shortcuts: drawing on hunches and intuition can allow us to tap our tacit knowledge and experience and can reduce the costs of decision making. It can be smart to ask what is ‘legitimate’
To improve decision making it is first important to have a clear idea of how we should judge an effective decision. While in this course we have suggested that decisions often stray from formal rationality, this does not always mean those decisions are less effective. Sometimes it is smart to take mental shortcuts: drawing on hunches and intuition can allow us to tap our tacit knowledge and experience and can reduce the costs of decision making. It can be smart to ask what is ‘legitimate’
DNA, RNA , and protein
Have you ever wondered why you look like your mother while your brother looks like your grandfather? Consult life's gigantic book of information! This resource contains an illustrated interactive explanation of RNA, DNA, and proteins. This resource is appropriate for all users as it provides useful background information to enhance STEM teaching and learning for all. Copyright 2005 EDC
The Platonic Realms website is a project initiated by a small group of math and math education graduate students, led by B. Sidney Smith, at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The group's goal is "to provide high-quality mathematical content for secondary-school and college students that was free, motivational, and instructional." The introductory page features a historical note, a daily quotation, a daily mathematics challenge, humorous articles, and a "math moment" which uses multi-media t
Educause: Educating the Net Generation
Educause, a nonprofit organization "whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology," has made available this video file of a talk by their Vice President entitled "Educating the Net Generation" The online abstract describes the presentation as an exploration of "the implications of the Net Generation for colleges and universities as well as how to address the generation gap between faculty or administrators and the Net Gen." The presentati
Peabody College of Education: Department of Teaching & Learning
This website for the Peabody College of Education: Department of Teaching and Learningat Vanderbilt University describes current projects in mathematics education research. Findings and innovations developed from several projects are available from this website. Current and completed projects include: Investigating Multimedia Case Studies as a Tool for Pre-service Teacher Development, Multiplicative Reasoning as a Foundation for Stochastic Reasoning, The National Research and Development Center
Why Do We Build Dams?
Students are introduced to the concept of a dam and its potential benefits, which include water supply, electricity generation, flood control, recreation and irrigation. This lesson begins an ongoing classroom scenario in which student engineering teams working for the Splash Engineering firm design dams for a fictitious client, Thirsty County.
Students examine how different balls react when colliding with different surfaces, giving plenty of opportunity for them to see the difference between elastic and inelastic collisions, learn how to calculate momentum, and understand the principle of conservation of momentum.
Population Growth in Yeasts
This lesson is the second of two that explore cellular respiration and population growth in yeasts. In the first lesson, students set up a simple way to indirectly observe and quantify the amount of respiration occurring in yeast-molasses cultures. Based on questions that arose during the first lesson and its associated activity, in this lesson students work in small groups to design experiments that will determine how environmental factors affect yeast population growth.
Learning Imaging Techniques!
During this activity, students will be introduced to the concepts of the challenge. They will generate ideas for solving the grand challenge first independently, then in small groups. Finally, as a class, students will compile their ideas with a visual as a learning supplement.
Students learn what causes hurricanes and what engineers do to help protect people from destruction caused by hurricane winds and rain. Research and data collection vessels allow for scientists and engineers to model and predict weather patterns and provide forecasts and storm warnings to the public. Engineers are also involved in the design and building of flood-prevention systems, such as levees and floodwalls. During the 2005 hurricane season, levees failed in the greater New Orleans area, co
Patience after Sebald - Film on walks in Suffolk
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Lesson #042, Tuesday Essere = to be io sono = I am tu sei = you are (informal) Lei e' = you are (formal) lui/lei e` = he/she is noi siamo = we are voi siete = you are (plural) loro sono = they are C'e' = There is OR Is there? Ci sono = There are OR Are there? C'e' un insegnate qui? = Is there a teacher here? C'e' una mela per l'insegnante? = Is there an apple for the teacher? Ci sono due pere. = There are two pears.
Essere = to be
io sono = I am
tu sei = you are (informal)
Lei e' = you are (formal)
lui/lei e` = he/she is
noi siamo = we are
voi siete = you are (plural)
loro sono = they are
C'e' = There is OR Is there?
Ci sono = There are OR Are there?
C'e' un insegnate qui? = Is there a teacher here?
C'e' una mela per l'insegnante? = Is there an apple for the teacher?
Ci sono due pere. = There are two pears.
Jan Ligthartgroep : Oefensite Op deze website is het mogelijk om via links allerlei opdrachten te oefenen met name voor de vakgebieden taal en rekenen. Er wordt onderscheid gemaakt tussen de onderbouw, middenbouw en bovenbouw. Daarnaast zijn er enkele …
Op deze website is het mogelijk om via links allerlei opdrachten te oefenen met name voor de vakgebieden taal en rekenen. Er wordt onderscheid gemaakt tussen de onderbouw, middenbouw en bovenbouw.
Daarnaast zijn er enkele …
Evaluating Polynomials Using Synthetic Division - Problem 1 of 2
This video is a continuation and presents an example that demonstrates how to use synthetic division to evaluate a polynomial function. (4:30)
A collection of postboxes in postcode IP9
Scarlet and Mammy-Hattie McDaniel and Margaret Mitchell
This clip from Gone with the Wind gives you a glimpse of the role Hattie McDaniel played in most of her movies. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help build real world connections between the classroom and the History of African Americans in the United States. (2:30)
Reuters Breakingviews: Glenstrata facing shareholder threats
Feb. 7 - Glencore, Xstrata's merger faces shareholder veto threats, if merger goes ahead regulators could tie it up in red tape for months, and UBS's Q1 warning bad for industry say Reuters Breakingviews.
Pope departs Sri Lanka ahead of Manila arrival
Pope Francis visits a chapel in Sri Lanka before departing to Manila where security is on full alert ahead of his arrival. Julie Noce reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 16
Science Bulletins: Tapping In—The Promise of Brain-Computer Interface
For decades, neuroscientists have sought to use electronics to communicate with the brain. Computing and surgical technique have now become sophisticated enough to implant devices directly into neural tissue. In this feature, researchers at Albany Medical Center and the Wadsworth Center at the New York State Department of Health reveal a world where mind and machine merge. Their cutting-edge devices translate brain signals into action, helping people with ALS and other disabilities regain the ab
In this adapted ZOOM video segment, cast members calculate how much water they each use during a typical shower. They compare their results to their original predictions.